Social TV: Who’s Funding Who? — Update

We received more information about yet more funding activity following our latest blog about Social TV funding (Social TV: Who’s Funding Who?). Below is a table updating deals in that space. Overall, the deals are still small in size – as articles in All Things Digital and Lost Remote pointed out. But the flurry of activity and the kind of investors involved – smart money and corporate venture types– indicate that buzz is building.

We will keep updating our list as more funding news is released. Do keep suggestions and comments coming.

(UPDATED 4/10/12)








TOTAL FUNDING TO DATE Apr-12 Undisclosed FOX Broadcasting Co. Undisclosed
Audible Magic Aug-08 $1.28 M Florida Silicon Partners, Tierra Del Oro $1.28 M
BlueFin Labs Jan-12 $12 M National Science Foundation, Kepha Partners, Lerer Ventures, Acadia Woods Partners, Redwood Ventures, Time Warner Investments, Various Angel Investors $20.4 M
Boxfish Jul-12 $3 M Undisclosed $3 M
BuddyTV Apr-08 $6 M Charles River Ventures, Gemstar-TV Guide International, Madrona Venture Group, Various Angel investors $9.05 M
Clicker Mar-11 $50 M – $100 M Benchmark Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Various Angel Investors $19 M
ConnecTV Undisclosed Undisclosed Self funded, various Angel Investors and Series A Strategic Investment by groups representing ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and CW. Undisclosed
Dijit Sep-08 Undisclosed Northgate Capital Undisclosed
Filmaster.TV Jul-12 $279 K HackFwd $279K
Fav.TV Mar-12 Undisclosed acquired by TV Guide Undisclosed
Flingo Feb-12 $7 M August Capital $7 M
Get Glue Jan-12 $12 M Union Square Ventures, RRE Ventures, Time Warner Investments, Rho Capital Partners $24 M
Into Now Apr-11 Exact acquisiiton amount undisclosed ($20-$30 M) Acquired by Yahoo Undisclosed
Loyalize Feb-12 $4.6 million cash/stock Aquired by Function(x) Undisclosed
Miso Dec-12 $4 M Khosla Venutres, Google Ventures, Hearst Venutres, Various Angel Investors $5.5 M
NetBase Oct-10 $2.5 M Altos Ventures, Thomvest Ventures, MMV Financial $18 M Nov-12 $1 M Alliance Venture $6 M
Peel May-11 $16.7 M Lightspeed Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures $16.7 M
ScreenReach Jan-12 $790 K Hotspur Capital Partners $1.2 M
Shazam Jun-11 $32 M Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Institutional Venture Partners, DN Capital $32 M
SocialGuide Apr-11 $1.5 M Various Angel Investors $1.5 M
Teleglu 2011 $2.7 M CM-CIC Private Equity, Fund Management Company Common Investment in Innovation (FCIC), Local Investment Fund (PIF) of the Crédit Mutuel-CIC $4.6 M
Trendrr Apr-07 Undisclosed No Outside Funding (Uses Revenue from subscriptions) Undisclosed
TV Dinner Jul-05 $400 K Undisclosed $400 K
TVCheck Jul-11 Undisclosed Launched by Orange Innovation TV, France Undisclosed
TweetTV Jun-12 $750 K Angel Investor Joe Kalfa $750 K
Umami Aug-11 $ 1.65 M Battery Ventures, New Enterprise Associates $ 1.65 M
Viggle Jan-12 Undisclosed Launched 1/12 by Function(x) Inc. Undisclosed
Visiware Jan-12 $ 6.5 M Crédit Agricole Private Equity, Various Angel Investors Undisclosed
Yap.TV Jun-10 Undisclosed Javelin Venture Partners, Blumberg Capital Undisclosed
YouToo Mar-12 Undisclosed One Three Television L.L.C. Undisclosed
Zeebox Jan-12 Undisclosed for 10% stake Various Angel Investors, BSkyB Undisclosed


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